Learning To Drive Reviews

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June 9, 2016
This is a low key but witty and often affecting film with excellent performances from Clarkson and Kingsley.
June 9, 2016
Given little to work with, Thelma Schoonmaker edits proficiently and there's a pleasing Indian-inspired score, but the film strains so hard to be equitable that it fails to engage.
June 9, 2016
The gas remains largely unstepped on, the brake cables tragically uncut.
May 5, 2016
The two veterans work well together, raising the tone of otherwise pedestrian material.
April 2, 2016
A mildly pleasant ride thanks to its amiable leading duo, a gently observant script and some witty little commentaries on America's cultural diversity.
March 12, 2016
Somewhat lucid at times with flourishes of comedy, as enjoyable as individual moments are, it unfolds rather predictably.
January 28, 2016
This isn't just a good film because of the great acting, however, it has a solid romantic story and it touches on some important social issues as well.
January 9, 2016
...there is a sense of worn-out familiarity that attaches to this well-intended but ultimately featherweight indie drama about a privileged Manhattan lady and her relationship with her exotic, and presumably wise, driving instructor.
October 15, 2015
Director Isabel Coixet's films have, of late, been a dark and sometimes dreary bunch... so it's a relief that her latest Learning To Drive is wryer, sweeter and far less pretentious.
October 12, 2015
There are glimpses of intrigue but we never get to know the characters well enough to care for them.
October 7, 2015
Clarkson and a compelling Kingsley make for very easy company as their gentle exchange of age and culture enables them to embrace a challenging future.
October 7, 2015
Visually, Learning to Drive is mostly flat -- but then, there are only so many ways you can shoot two people sitting next to each other in a car.
October 7, 2015
Directed by Isabel Coixet, and based on a magazine article by the feminist writer Katha Pollitt, this is a little film but there is a lot of craft in it. To make a movie about human connection that is funny without being mawkish is no small achievement.
October 6, 2015
Driving a car is a useful cinematic metaphor for taking control of one's life, and there is a gentle determination behind this film which makes it more engaging than it sounds
October 6, 2015
It's an engaging diversion but falls short of anything more
October 2, 2015
A light duty and passably entertaining exposition by Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson.
September 24, 2015
Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley are such likeable performers that they're watchable in the worst tripe, but it's hard to imagine a weaker vehicle for their considerable talents.
September 24, 2015
A perfectly pleasant 90-minute diversion with little conflict and no major drama... You could watch these two act all day.
September 18, 2015
Empathetic drama treats mature themes with warmth.
September 17, 2015
Small in scale and largely unassuming, both of which may be in the movie's favor, since it never tries too hard. The film seems content to just "be."
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